Project H.O.M.E.
Kramer Marks Architects
Project H.O.M.E.
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Project H.O.M.E.

810 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

This nine-story mixed use building is located in the heart of Chinatown and includes 94 residential units, and 2,800 s.f. of retail space along Arch Street.

Project H.O.M.E. at 810 Arch Street is an innovative reuse of an infill site. The development will enliven the pedestrian streetscape on the south side of Arch Street, and increase the affordable housing inventory in Chinatown.

Six residential floors consist of 13 efficiency apartment units per floor. Two residential floors hold eight efficiency apartment units as well as several amenity spaces including exercise room, library/wi-fi, admin offices, and two terraces with cityscape views. The building is fully accessible with 10% of units allocated for physically handicapped residence, and 5% of units allocated for vision and hearing impaired residents.

The project is located on a constrained, urban infill site (positioned on the south side of Arch Street, next to an existing parking garage, and with an apartment building to the rear). To accommodate these conditions the project team utilized “just-in-time” deliveries, erecting materials directly from trucks arriving in front of the building.

Sustainable construction highlights:

  • Attempting LEED Silver
  • Energy efficient lighting throughout
  • “Day-lighting” features in stair towers
  • Certain building materials will originate from recycled content
  • 80% of the roof area is intended for a vegetative green roof
Project Scope

Kramer – Marks Architects

90,000 s.f., 9 floors, 94 units

Contract Type
CM At-Risk

Work Performed

  • Pre-construction
  • Core + Shell Construction
  • New Utility Tie-ins


  • Attempting LEED Silver
  • Exercise room
  • Fire Command Center
  • Library
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Auger cast piles
  • Drainable EIFS system
  • Fully sprinkled in accordance with NFPA 13
  • HVAC consists of GE Zoneline thruwall units
  • Slab on grade
  • Structural steel
    (first level)
  • Two gearless traction elevators
  • Factory-assembled structural stud wall panels and precast plank floors
    (remaining levels)
  • Pella Windows